I am thrilled to find that the cows in the US are giving us double cream, and always have. I had given up searching for this luxurious product, when I discovered something inside the cartons of organic heavy cream. It does not matter what brand it is, as long as the label on the carton contains the words organic and heavy.
I compared cartons in the grocery store by tipping them up and down to detect if they had a lot of liquid in it. i bought the one that would not shake and had no sound of liquid sloshing when I turned over the carton. Upon opening the carton when I got home, I saw an unmovable thickened, slightly glossy looking cream on the top
which I scooped out into a jar. In all, half the carton was double cream, and the bottom half was thick cream.
The spoon can stand up in double cream. It has a light yellow color and is shiny and spreadable. It will not harden in the fridge like butter does and for that reason it spreads a lot easier.You can see the more watery cream below the spoon, as I am scooping off the thick cream on top.
There was enough double cream in this carton to fill one of these jars.
See how it is thick and does not drip or run off the spoon.
Now to put it on this tasty scone. I used the Anne of Green gables recipe.
Our first plums from the tree are just right to chop and put on the cream and scones.
I have split open the Italian plums and filled the cavities with double cream, and it is delicious. I have tried this with fresh figs from the fig tree too. Figs have a marshmallow like inside, a delicate scent.